Jack Edwards Hates Diving in Hockey, Says It’s Just a New Form of Lying

When it came to old-time hockey, diving wasn’t even in the vocabulary. But NESN’s Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards says times have changed, and diving has become an integral part of hockey — and life.

As you’d expect, Edwards has some problems with this evolution.

“It’s just a new form of lying, that’s all it is,” he said. “And it’s something that degrades everybody who watches hockey, regardless of their affiliation with one team or another.”

To see what else Edwards had to say about diving in hockey, including his discussion of the careers of Andy Brickley and Bob Beers, check out the video above.